New Death From Above 1979 song appears online – listen

'Government Trash' will feature on the band's new album 'The Physical World'

A new song by Death From Above 1979 has made its way online.

Click above to listen to ‘Government Trash’, which featured on a free CD handed out to fans at the band’s recent show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. The song is also on the band’s new album, ‘The Physical World’, which comes out on September 8.

Speaking to NME recently Sebastien Grainger of the reformed duo spoke about the band’s aims when they started out. “We wanted to be as straight ahead as possible,” he commented. “We wanted to be the AC/DC of hardcore. That’s still one of our goals.”


Talking about the new record, he explained that ‘Always On’ is about modern technology and how phones and Twitter mean “no-one can get away from anything anymore”. He added: “People ask: ‘What would Kurt Cobain do if he were alive today? He’d blow his head off.” He also said that the song ‘White Is Red’ references both Sonic Youth and Bruce Springsteen. “It’s a bit Springsteen because it’s a wandering ballad and a car song. Jesse [F Keeler]’s riff totally sounded like Sonic Youth when he first played it.”

The band’s tour comes to Europe in October and includes three dates in the UK.

Death From Above 1979 will play:

London Electric Ballroom (October 20)
Manchester Gorilla (21)
Glasgow The Garage (22)

To check the availability of Death From Above 1979 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.